Skaneateles Proudly Hosts 2nd Annual New York Wine Festival at Mirbeau Inn & Spa September 23-25, 2011
08/08/2011 - SKANEATELES, NY
The 2nd Annual New York Wine Festival will take place in the picturesque Skaneateles Village serving as the Eastern Gateway to the Finger Lakes Wine Country The beautiful and scenic Mirbeau Inn & Spa host the event for its second consecutive year, September 23-25. This wine festival was the first in New York State to showcase fine wines from the three main wine growing regions: the Hudson Valley, Long Island and the Finger Lakes. The event also offers interactive workshops, a local farmers market and artist’s exhibit, tasting tents, delicious food and live music for wine enthusiasts.
The New York Wine Festival was born when a group of the more serious wine makers wanted a festival that focused on all three regions of New York’s wineries. Centrally located in Skaneateles, Mirbeau Inn & Spa took the reins in organizing this Village-wide event which was met with great enthusiasm in its 2010 inaugural year.
“We are thrilled to host the 2nd annual festival here. Our dining room and Wine Bar specialize in unique and interesting wines, and the spa features vinotherapy themed treatments, The Village of Skaneateles and Mirbeau provide the perfect home for the New York Wine Festival”, said Chris Pulito, General Manager, Mirbeau Inn & Spa.
The weekend’s festivities begin on Friday, September 23rd with the kick-off Wine Pairing Dinner event at the French Steakhouse at Mirbeau. On Saturday, September 24th, the Festival will begin at 12 noon with events including winery tours of Anyela’s Vineyards, wine seminars, wine tasting, local farmers and artist’s displays, spa treatments, food tents, and live music. The Festival wraps up on Sunday, September 25th with a fabulous Champagne Brunch in the Dining Room at Mirbeau.
The New York Wine Festival is the only festival to bring together wines from the Hudson Valley, Long Island and the Finger Lakes. Tasting tents will be up all allow for guests to visit and sample the best these regions have to offer. Individual bottles and cases of wine will be available for purchase. Wineries will also be entering their ‘Best of the Best’ in the People’s Choice Awards for ‘Favorite Wines’.
New York Wine Festival Schedule of Events
Friday, September 23, 7:00 PM
Five-Course Wine Pairing Dinner to celebrate the Festival Opening at Mirbeau Dining Room with wines served in pairing. Pricing: $125 per person inclusive.
Saturday, September 24, ALL DAY 12:00-7:00 PM
Pricing: $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door
- Shuttle rotating from Skaneateles Village to Mirbeau to Anyela’s Vineyard
- Wine Tours of Anyela’s Vineyard
- Mirbeau cheese displays in the Vineyard Lawn tasting tent
- Mirbeau food vendors on the Vineyard lawn tasting tent
- Open-air artist competition through the Monet Gardens
- 6:30-10:00 PM: The Wine Bar features Tasting Machines, Wine Makers and Bar Food
Saturday, September 24, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:30 PM, 5:00 PM
Wine Festival Seminars located at both Mirbeau Inn & Spa and Skaneateles’ local winery, Anyela’s Vineyards. Pricing: Included in the Festival Ticket.
Sunday, September 25 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Champagne Brunch on the Monet Deck. Pricing: $40 per person inclusive.
For New York Wine Festival information visit nywinefestweekend.com.
All Festival tickets, meals, accommodations, and packages can be booked and purchased through Mirbeau Inn & Spa by calling 877 (647-2328).
About Mirbeau Inn & Spa and Skaneateles, NY
The 34-room Mirbeau Inn & Spa in Skaneateles, NY is an intimate, year-round retreat for rejuvenation and romance, offering gracious hospitality, award-winning cuisine, and world-class spa treatments in the picturesque Skaneateles Village that serves as the Eastern Gateway to the Finger Lakes Wine Country. Set on a jewel-clear lake in central New York State, the Skaneateles area is home to a thriving residential and business community, and host to thousands of visitors and vacationers each year. Steeped in elegant French country style, Mirbeau is tucked into acres of Monet-inspired gardens near the shores of Skaneateles Lake, surrounded by spruce forests, rolling hills, crystal clear lakes and more than 100 wineries. Mirbeau Inn & Spa is the only Forbes Four-Star Award winner for hotel, spa and restaurant in New York, and a AAA Four-Diamond winner. It is also distinguished by the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Top Ten Spas in the World in the categories of romance and cuisine in Spa Finder’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and Top Five Spas for Couples in the World in back-to-back years of Spa Magazine’s Silver Sage Readers’ Choice Favorites. Mirbeau was recently named one of the Top Twenty Small Resorts in the US by Condé Nast Magazine. For more information, call 877-MIRBEAU or visit www.mirbeau.com.
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